Friday, July 6, 2012
I went to London this week to see an old friend from Trinidad passing through. A good trip both ways on East Coast rail from Berwick. London is just so busy and so wealthy I was shocked living now in my lttle Borders village. We went to a bar called Aqua supposedly one of the top new places, just off Regent St. I had a beer and my friend had a short and the bill was 16 pounds. Next to us sat 4 young people, maybe early twenties drinking Dom Perignon at 400 pounds a bottle! I looked around and everyone was drinking champagne. We were the only "po" people there!! The streets were packed with people at 9pm and the restaurants were all full. What a place.